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Advanced Rehabilitation Center for Animals, Michigan State University, Wounds and Colostridal Myositis, Equine

Author: Advanced Rehabilitation Center for Animals, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Signalment:  6 year old, Trekehner mare, “Maedell”

Presentation:  Vaccines and dental 24 hrs prior to presentation.  Dx. Clostridial myositis due to infection with Colstridium perfringens.

Treatment Details:  294 Joules total each wound at 2W CW, 13 different areas – 3,822 Joules total dose; Manual massage to reduce edema and increase muscle tone and circulation, daily Betadine lavage of wounds.  Daily for first week, EOD for 2nd week, twice weekly for 3rd and 4th week (15 sessions total).

Treatment Results:  “Maedell would begin to relax after the first area of area to be treated.  She would begin to interact with us, show interest in food immediately after laser treatment and massage.”

“Traditional treatment/ hospitalization time was approximately 8 weeks, whereas with laser therapy Maedell was released from the hospital in 15 days.”

Michigan State Wound

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Advanced Rehabilitation Center for Animals, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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